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Garand Reciever question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DMK, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. DMK

    DMK Member

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    What does 3.7mil, 5.4mil or 5.8mil mean in reference to Garands?

    I just noticed folks referring to this. I never noticed before.
     
  2. foghornl

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    IIRC, that refers to the serial number, if you mean the stamped number on the receiver 'heel'.
     
  3. DMK

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    I don't know what it means. I see folks referencing their "5.4 Garand". Especially on Jouster.
     
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    Yes, sounds like the serial production range. For garands, these stats were well recorded and can help a collector pin down (with relative certainty) the week in which their receiver was made. And of course, the maker if non-SA also (Mostly Winchester and H&R). It also allows what specific varriations shoud be present on the rifle to be 'correct' (ie. stamped or milled trigger guard, sight markings and knobs, etc) for the time frame.
     
  5. foghornl

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    By receiver heel, I mean the part at the back of the receiver above the stock, stamped Springfield Armory, Harrington & Richardson, International Harvester, or Winchester, depending on maker.

    Also marked US Rifle Cal .30 M1 on the "heel". Sorry, don't have a pic handy to show it.
     
  6. DMK

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    Yea, it's got to be S/N. Poking around on Jouster.com, keeping that context in mind, it makes sense now.

    I was overthinking it. The 'mil' reference was making me think manufacturing dimensions or something. (a 'mil' is a minute measurement of thickness or clearance)


    Yea, I knew what you meant by heel. What I meant was I didn't know they were referring to the stamped serial number. ;)

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Here's a pic of my JCG match M1 made in 1955. The serial number is 59102xx which puts it in the 5.9 million range (aka - 5.9mil)

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  8. Sunray

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    "...What does 3.7mil..." It means the serial number is in the 3.7 million range. As in 3,700,000 to 3,799,999. A 5.4 has a serial number in the 5,400,000 to 5,499,999 range.
    A mil is also a unit of measure for wire diameter, angles and military range and direction finding.
     
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    Nice job with those "X"s. They almost look like they belong there.
     
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    Yea, I was thinking that too. The perspective is almost perfect. Looks like overstamps.
     
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    Hey NBKKY71 - I have a near relative to your Garand 58903XX.
     
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